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A Down Under Adventure

Gold Coast Australia

Sometimes, you never really know what is going to fall into your lap…. like an adventure down under!! A couple months ago, both the hubby and I were approached by a social media friend from Australia. She was looking to fill a speaker position about sunflowers during the Australian Summer Grains Conference in March. I literally looked at the hubby and asked if it was something he would remotely be interested in, he said yes, and within three days we…

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Family Thanksgiving Vacation

A California Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 2015-28

If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, you know that it’s sort of become a tradition that my husband and I spend our Thanksgiving in California. After I moved to North Dakota, we both decided it is too hard to try and split Holidays. So we told both of our families, Thanksgiving will be spent in California and Christmas will be spent in North Dakota. As usual, we made our annual trek to California this year for Thanksgiving and…

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Farming Vacation

National Festival of Breads

National Festival of Breads

When I started out blogging, I had no idea my life would look like what it does today. And I certainly had no idea my blog would bless me with such amazing opportunities. One of those opportunities was being invited to judge at the National Festival of Breads in Manhattan, Kansas. I know right now you’re probably saying, WHAT!? There’s a National Festival of Breads!? Yes, you read that right. The Festival of Breads was established to celebrate the art of…

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Vacation

New York, New York

New york, new york

You may remember several weeks ago, I attended a conference in NYC. I recapped the TechMunch conference I attended, but I also wanted to write about all the incredible places I visited while in NYC. It was my first time ever visiting NYC and I plan to go back. What an incredibly fun place. I can see why Frank Sinatra sings about it.   I was SO GLAD my best friend Katie (my fearless Co-Founder over at Rural Housewives) flew in…

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Agriculture Advocacy Vacation

TechMunch Conference in NYC

Techmunch Conference in NYC

You may have been living vicariously through my last two weeks as I hopped a plane to the Big Apple. I had the amazing opportunity to attend TechMunch, thanks to National Wheat Foundation. This was my first time in NYC and it is safe to say I was pretty intimidated about attending. But I pulled on my “big girl” boots (my Sunflower cowboy boots) in the Big Apple to attend.   TechMunch was created to help food bloggers learn the skills they…

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Corn Farming Vacation

The Life of a Seed Before It Hits the Farm

The Life of a Seed Before It Hits the

Spring is here and that means pretty soon farmers across the nation will be pulling equipment out of the shed and into the field. Farmers across the nation will be dumping bag after bag of corn seed into their planter without thinking twice about what it took to get that seed to the planter. The life cycle of the corn we grow here on the farm begins long before it meets the ground on our farm. And that was a…

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Main Courses Recipes Vacation

Spicy Korean Tacos with Sesame Slaw

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While we were in Hawaii, we hit up the famous Duke’s in Waikiki. The place was packed and there was a huge wait to get in… Usually signs of a great place! We enjoyed drinks at the bar beforehand, HIGHLY recommend their Hawaiian Salt cocktail. It’s honestly like Tang in a glass, for adults. Super good!  Anyway, once we got seated we enjoyed some awesome food. I had the fish tacos, but a friend of mine ordered these Korean Street…

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Vacation

Packing & Traveling Tips for the World Traveler

Packing & Travel Tips - Prairie Californian

2014 marked the year of world travel for us. If you remember back, we traveled to South East Asia: Singapore, Cambodia, and Thailand. It was such a blast to see a new part of the world and experience it firsthand. Traveling really gives you a sense of appreciation for where we live here in the United States. As much as we would like to jet set off to another foreign location, building our house has taken precedence this year. But…

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Family Thanksgiving Vacation

Thanksgiving in California

Thanksgiving in California

It’s sort of become this tradition… My husband and I spend our Thanksgiving in California. After I moved to North Dakota, we both decided it is too hard to try and split Holidays. So we told both of our families, Thanksgiving will be spent in California and Christmas will be spent in North Dakota. I hope one year one or both families will be able to travel with us for the appropriate Holidays. And as much as it sucks to…

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Social Media Vacation

Life Outside Social Media… Medora & Sturgis

Life

Social media has been an amazing thing in my life. I met my husband thanks to social media, I’ve formed some of the best friends I could ask for via social media, I have made a name for myself via social media. Social media has given me more blessings than I can count. But sometimes I let social media run my life. It feels like the end of the world if I don’t get “insert type of post here” up…

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